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The Wardrobe

A Grade II* Listed Building in Salisbury, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.0662 / 51°3'58"N

Longitude: -1.7997 / 1°47'58"W

OS Eastings: 414134

OS Northings: 129669

OS Grid: SU141296

Mapcode National: GBR 51F.1TP

Mapcode Global: FRA 7639.JPK

Plus Code: 9C3W3682+F4

Entry Name: The Wardrobe

Listing Date: 28 February 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1254383

English Heritage Legacy ID: 319043

Also known as: The Rifles Berkshire and Wiltshire Museum

ID on this website: 101254383

Location: The Friary, Wiltshire, SP1

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Salisbury

Built-Up Area: Salisbury

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

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SU 1429 NW 3/13 28.2.52. No 58 (The Wardrobe)
1I* GV
Original house on site of 1254. Present building mainly C15, heightened
C17 lath enlargement in 1705 and Cl9 alterations. Elaborate symmetrical
east front of 2 storeys and attic. Flint brick and stone rubble, with stone
quoins. Steep pitch old tile roof in 2 tiers. Tall central block with double
gabled side wings. Central block has a large central 6 light stone mullioned
and double transomed leaded casement window, originally to upper part of
hall now divided into several rooms. A triple Tudor arched early C19 red
brick arcade between wings below and behind a large blocked C13 door surround,
flat headed. Each wing has 2 2-light casements to attic level a 3 light
end 2 light stone mullioned and transomed first floor casement and formerly
similar windows, now altered on ground floor. To rear of centre part house,
originally the hall, buttress and chimney breast to north side serving former
kitchens and offices. Interior has good mid C18 staircase, open string.
Scrolled decorated brackets to tread ends, turned balusters, turned fluted
newels, moulded swept hand rail. The well has pilastered dado, the south
wall has paper mache Rococo reliefs and trophies continued on hall ceiling.
3 rooms with Rococo stucco work, pilaster framed chimney piece with carved
overmantel in dining room ceiling with eagle decorating centre panel. Drawing
room has finely carved C18 doorcases, ogee and scroll mouldings to frieze,
carved overdoors. Rococo fireplace and stucco work to ceiling. Cl7 doorways
and dado panelling on first floor. Some reset linen fold panelling, C17
attic stair. Roof of north wing contains C15 members. 6 bays. 5 trusses.
4 with cambered arched braced and chamfered collars. Only bases of arch braces

All the listed buildings in the Close form an outstanding group.

Listing NGR: SU1413529674

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